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it with so many amendments, democratic leader harry reid feared it wouldn't pass. >> i'm disappointed in a number of my democrats. and a number of republicans. >> reporter: now, senators will work through the weekend, in hopes of sending a budget to the house early next week. just in time for congress to make its two-week spring break. >> come monday, we need to move this bill. >> reporter: lawmakers are debating next year's budget. president obama wants a big deal that addresses the long-term deficit. he is hoping sitdowns put lawmakers in a better mood to compromise. >> i think we've had good conversations. but ultimately, it's a matter of the house and the senate, both caucuses, getting together and everybody being willing to compromise. >> reporter: republicans have proposed signatu proposed significant cuts to -- they put responsibility back on the president. >> his job is to deliver the members of his party. >> reporter: now, lawmakers appear no closer to a deal. but more optimistic about compromise. president obama is traveling to illinois. he'll be focusing on another of his b
, they are not smart. >> leadership of the house, most of them are smart. >> bill: harry reid is not smart. >> i was wrong about that. you have to understand, these two parties are not thinking right now. >> bill: was it a mistake for ryan to put that in there? >> absolutely. we're talking about a dumb idea when his plan while he has put forward a great number and should have the ways to do it. >> bill: the reason it is dumb while the president has the veto pen he is not going to repeal obamacare no matter what they want. it's not going to happen. >> democratic plan would put it into debtor nation status. >> bill: they are in sweden. when we come right back, what the heck happened? on gay biblical characters, taking god off the currency and pinheads of the week. the boys moments away. ((( ( n >>. >> bill: i'm bill o'reilly in what the heck just happened, god gay bible characters and pinheads. and greg gutfeld and behard in mcbeginning. there is move by the atheistic community to take the words in god we trust off the currency. >> i have a 20 dollar bill. >> bill: what does it say on here. >> i h
for gun control advocates today. senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will *not be a part of a gun control package he's bringing to the senate floor for debate. he says there's just not enough support. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote. and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is very important to me. i am not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people has said every public poll that they support this type of legislation. it is aimed to protect children, schools and shopping malls. and it is aimed to dry up the supply of these over time".over time" >> catherine: while that part of the measure is in limbo. it's likely that the senate will vote on three other measures-- a ban on high capacity ammo clips. a call for universal background checks. and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. new tonight, there is controversy with local cabdriver's with smart phone applications such as 'ride share'. >> one half the time we are empty because these car
the newtown school massacre last year, but majority leader harry reid says there aren't enough votes to overcome the gop opposition and he says separating the ban from other measures increases its chances of passage. >>> former south carolina governor mark sanford is on the verge of reviving his political career that collapsed over his extramarital affair. sanford has advanced to a runoff in the republican race for an open congressional seat. the democrats had a clear winner in the primary, elizabeth colbert busch who is the sister of comedian stephen colbert. >>> all right, as we mark the ten years since the war in iraq began we learned of an incredible fact about the cost of war. the u.s. is still paying benefits from the civil war, the u.s. civil war. the payments are going to two children of civil war vet, one in tennessee, one in north carolina who get about $900 a month. the children would have been born when their fathers were in their 70s or 80s. unusual but possible. is that crazy or what? civil war benefits. >> that's pretty crazy. >> wow. >>> moving on to the weather acros
,000 civilian employees. >> a huge blow for gun control activisadvocates. senate majority leader harry reid says that a bent on assault weapons will " not " be part of the gun control package that he is bringing to the senate floor. he says that there is just not enough support. california senator diannenstein, who wrote the bill, says that she is promising to get a boat, and she plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> while the part of the measure is in limbo. it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on high capacity ammo clips, a call for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights came on. isn't technology supposed to make life easier? at chase we're pioneering innovations that make banking simple. deposit a check with a photo. pay someone with an email. and bank seamlessly with our award-winning mobile app. take a step forward... and chase what matters. >> the time is 6:26 a.m.. researchers behind a new study claimed that drinki
. democratic majority leader harry reid said a ban on assault weapons. >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers has less than 40 votes. that's not 60. i have no get something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues that i talked about. and that's what i'm going to try to do. i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. >>> senator dianne feinstein who sponsored the ban was irritated. she said, obviously i'm disappointed. i tried my best, but my best, i guess, was not good enough. you'd think the congress would listen, but they clearly listen to the national rifle association. the ban would have outlawed 160 semiautomatic weapons and limited the size of magazines to 10 rounds. leaders are now debating which proposals will be included under consideration, a measure that would make it a felony to purchase a gun for someone else, a grant program for school security, and expansion of background checks to private gun sales. that push for background checks which shows most americans s
'm sure they probably all went to reid and said, please harry, don't make us do this. don't make us do this. >> michael: right. >> if those five or six had stood together and had met and said you know what we're going to stand together and take them on, and stand together or fall apart as the old phrase goes and i bet if they had stood together democrats would be em-boldened and i bet they would find incredible support even in their states for being brave. >> michael: i totally agree with you. i could not agree more. let's move to the other side of the aisle and listen to boy wonder, reince priebus today. >> we're not losing the issues on the math. we're not losing the issues on spending and debt, and jobs and the economy. those are total winners for us. >> michael: i am speechless. michael what is your reaction to that? >> that's crazy. poll after after poll after poll after poll comes out and show that the majority of the american people want x to happen, and as soon as you read that poll, that's nice i'm glad the american people think that but it's never going to
through harry reid. >> this is what liberals want to know is not when hair arery reid is going to move because harry reid is not a profiles in courage leadership kind of guy. he is a will of his caucus kind of guy. he stepped out in front very few times. generally what he does is reflect the general consensus of his caucus. if he is going to move and take a chance it has to be because the president is pushing him, pushing him, pushing him and we heard from senator feinstein last week the president they believe that nothing is going to happen unless he gets out in front and leads on this. remember, this is one of the three gs for liberals in the second obama term. gay marriage. global warming and guns. and these are the three biggest issues for the left and if the president looks like he is dragging his feet on this they will get cranky and then to take us back to senator king's point they will be less inclined to do something that they have already shown very little in krieneation to do which is to address the long-term drivers of the debt meddeficit particularly did i. >> shannon: sen
advocates. >> senate majority leader harry reid says a ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control packages bring to the senate floor for debate. he says there is not just enough support. but california senator dianne feinstein, who wrote the bill, says she's been promised a vote and plans to introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this legislation should be supported. it is aimed to protect children. to protect schools. it is aimed to dry up the supply of weapons overtime. >> while that part of the measure is in limbo. it is likely the senate will vote on three other measures. a ban on high-capacity ammunition clips, a call for universal background checks, and stiffer penalties for gun trafficking. >> the pentagon is getting ready for the start of forced for day workweeks. furlough notices will began going out on friday. workers will be forced to take unpaid leave for 22 days or one day each week, from april 21st thru september 21st. that is equal to a 20% pay cut for five months. the furloughs will affect most of the defense department 800,00
's coming up in just a moment. like harry reid had anything to do with that. dagen: any cues to show harry reid. connell: should boost the ratings. down in the stock market today, but not like earlier. in terms of oil, 93.19, down a little bit there. more "markets now" straight ahead. ♪ it's monday. a brand new start. your chance to rise and shine. with centurylink as your trusted technology partner, you can do just that. with our visionary cloud infrastructure, global broadband network and custom communications solutions, your business is more reliable - secure - agile. and with responsive, dedicated support, we help you shine every day of the week. connell: making money with charles payne at this hour of the day. dagen: looking at computer storage data management company, net app. what do you think? >> you know, the technology stocks have been somewhat watching this whole thing, so i'm trying to find some of the tech names that look like they've got good risk-reward ratios. i like this a lot. string of earnings beats, they do good there. fiscal year 13-14, the streaks setting up their
of a flap given that harry reid got all whipped up about it. this is a guy who is not presented a budget in the last four years until today when they finally did. you were saying something earlier. remember, about the president coming in with his budget later. it used to be cliche. the president proposes and congress disposes. i guess that's not the case anymore. now it congress that proposes and the president of los. lou: the president is certainly dawdling, and not setting a very good tone for wall street and for investors who are interested in what is happeni to fiscal policy in this country. why is he being your judgment ll be the effect of this process in sub much like the last one? >> obviously it is sething that the financial markets are not going to take kindly to. we could see someownward pressure put on equity prices. perhaps that is tolerable. you know, eventually something has to be done. unfortunately the president is discovering that there is a great deal of resistance to his emphasis on taxes and taxes alone as the primary means of balancing the budget. lou: thisusiness,
to jack johnson. senator harry reid who hustled his way around nevada boxing rings before going to law school and getting into politics, joined with senator john mccain, massachusetts senator mo count, and peter king to introduce a resolution to pardon jack johnson. jack johnson was a legendary competitor that defined an era of american boxing and raised the war for all american athletics, said senator reid. his memory was unjustly tarnished, and it is time to recast his legacy. senator john mccain said we can never completely right the wrong perpetrated against jack johnson during his lifetime, but this pardon is a small, meaningful step toward acknowledging his mistreatment before the law and celebrating his legacy of athletic greatness and historical significance. senator cowan said jack johnson was one of the great african-american athletes, his skill and perseverance to get back up every time he was knocked down made him a champion in the eyes of the sports world and for those that like him pursued their dreams despite racial in tolerance. jack king said he is a trail blazer and l
] >> budget committee chairman paul ryan lays out the 2014 budget plan. then senate leaders harry reid and mitch mcconnell talk with reporters about their parties budget proposals. on the next "washington journal ," we talk with republican representative bill cassity, a member of the energy and progress committee about the health care law and jobs. representative when more is a member of the house budget committee. she will discuss the budget proposed by both parties. the national review senior editor will be here to look at what's america's republicans. "washington journal" is live on c-span everyday at 7:00 a.m. eastern. >> when it comes to the secretary of state and the people around her, what i found striking is her ability to stay focused. at all times as much as possible on what is happening. she does not get distracted by the details if they are not important. she has an ability to stay focused on the big picture. how is what is happening in afghanistan impacting what they are doing in the middle east? how was that impacting what they are trying to do in asia? she had a sense of
are smart. >> bill: harry reid is not smart. >> i was wrong about that. you have to understand, these two parties are not thinking right now. >> bill: was it a mistake for ryan to put that in there? >> absolutely. we're talking about a dumb idea when his plan while he has put forward a great number and should have the ways to do it. >> bill: the reason it is dumb while the president has the veto pen he is not going to repeal obamacare no matter what they want. it's not going to happen. >> democratic plan would put it into debtor nation status. >> bill: they are in sweden. when we come right back, what the heck happened? on gay biblical characters, taking god off the currency and pinheads of the week. the boys moments away. for your first day? yeah. ♪ dad: you'll be fine, ok? girl: ok. dad: you look so pretty. ♪ i'm overprotective. that's why i got a subaru. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. at od, whatever business you're in, that's the business we're in. with premium service like one of the best on-time delivery records and a low claims ratio, we do whatever it takes to make
on the tail. that is what lacking in the debate. >> i have to say, sadly, what they have brought us is harry reid as the majority leader continuing in the senate. if you look at the nevada race, or you look at indiana and murdoch and the witch in delaware, i forget her name, we can have functional control of the united states senate today but for the litmus test that exists. >>chris: there were a lot of republican candidates, that were established that went down. >> but unlike mr. murdoch, we are supposed to wonder, from indiana, why we don't have the women's vote with a candidate suggesting that a child born as a result of rape is a gift from god? i'm not wondering why we don't have more women voting for republicans. >>chris: that is the last thing we will get into, karl rove and he. be on the panel, a conservative victory project is trying to get in the primaries to make sure there are more electable republicans, people that can win the primary and go on and win the general election. congressman, you are about to start your own super pac for republican parties and elect your own candidates
. >> i got to say sadly what they also brought us as harry reid as the major leader continuing in the senate. if you looked at the nevada race, sharon engel and richard murdoch in indiana and i forget the name, the witch in delaware. >> chris: kristine o'donnell. >> thank you. we could have functional control of the united states senate. >> chris: there were a lot of establishment republican candidates who went down in the last the election, too. >> went down from the standpoint that they lost to democrats unlike some of these mr. murdoch for instance. we are supposed to wonder chris richard murdoch, indiana. >> why we don't have the women's vote when we have a candidate suggesting that a child born as a result of rape is a gift from god. i'm not wondering why we don't have more women voting for republicans. >> chris: let me ask you about that. karl rove called the conservative victory project to try to get into the the primaries to make sure there are more electable republicans. congressman you are about to start your own super pac to promote electable candidates in republican
the government through september. the senate will be in at 2:00 p.m. eastern. harry reid hopes to continue work on the continuing resolution and move on to the 2014 budget resolution and get that approved by the end of the week before the easter recess begins. live coverage of the house on c- span and the senate on c-span2. out to na" with fred na -- "q +ext, to a" frenchabeth monroe spoke inside the white house and gained a reputation of being queenly by her --. we will explore relationship with her husband james monroe and her close relationship with her successor. we will see the importance she played in the 1820 presidential campaign of john quincy adams and the complex relationship with former first lady abigail adams. we will include your questions and comments by phone, facebook, and twitter live tonight at 9:00 eastern on c-span. also on c-span radio and c- span.org. >> you're looking at the next industrial revolution. makerbot is an innovation company. these two tools and power people to make things. building up layers of plastic and tell your model is done. and you take it out, and yo
saddam hussein. we look at the fallout not overseas, but here at home. without iraq, harry reid and nancy pelosi may never rise to power and barack obama may still be in the senate and not the white house. president george w. bush's approval numbers hit 71% as the country rallies around the troops and a war sold as critical to protecting us and ending weapons of mass destruction. those numbers slip and down to 45%. by the spring of 06, it was down to 37%, roughly half what it was when the war began. it wasn't just the president who suffered what we saw, but the demise of the neoconservative world view. vice president cheney and rumsfeld in which the u.s. sought out enemies and used force to spread democracy. >> the establishment of a free iraq at the heart of the middle east will be a water shed event in the global democratic revolution. >> what americans saw was a bleed quagmyre that destroyed the credibility on those who promoted it and the republican party as a whole. it spikeed from 486 to more than 2100 by the end of 2005. in the mid-term opposition led to a crushing defeat for repub
harry reid of nevada was on the senate floor hours after the accident. it happened in his home state of nevada. he used it as an example of how sequestration, those budget cuts, will harm military readiness. >> just not appropriate, mr. president, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. these men and women are marines who were training there in hawthorne, and with the sequester it's going to cut this stuff back. i hope everyone understands the sacrifices made by our military. they are significant. reporter: there are reports there's been a worldwide ban on using these 60-millimeter mortars while the investigation take place. but marine officials tell us they're not aware of such ban at this time. >> shepard: jennifer, thanks. the syrian regime that lied about the torture of its people, today made the claim that the rebel fighters launched a deadly chemical weapons attack. it is said the rebels used a chemical agent that killed dozen0s people and wounded dozens more. state media claims this video shows some of the victims. we can't confirm. but russia, the syri
for gun owners and the second amendment. senate majority leader harry reid today announced that the democratic effort to ban so-called assault weapons will not be included in the majority leader's gun-control bill. senator riegle acknowledged that despite the president's call for gun-control, intense lobbying by the white house, the present, the gun-control groups there is simply not enough support. almost two decades ago. this time senator feinstein could not win meaningful support . >> right now her amendment using the most optimistic numbers as less than 30 votes. after is something on the floor so we can have votes on that issue and the other issues that talked-about, and that's going to try to do. lou: senator feinstein will offer her assaults were up to five assault weapons ban legislation by eminent. a lot of questions about chinese espionage against the united states and why it's being tolerated by our national security organizations. my next guest, a hearing on funding for the fbi, as the director about china's intensifying as the in-. >> it is a significant threat
weapons will not be part of the weapon. harry reid notified her the ban will be offered as an amendment. this comes days after feinstein's emotional exchange before a senate committee hearing. feinstein coauthored the 1994 assault weapons ban that expired after a decade. interest in renewing it rose. >>> an exercise takes a tragic turn. seven marines dead and seven more injured after a mortar explosion. >> it happened at the hawthorn army depot about two hours south of reno. officials say the mortar exploded inside the mortar two killing seven marines and injuring seven others. the marines have issued an indefinite moreatorium. >> it is a tragedy and the president was believed and made aware of it immediately. we are monitoring the situation. >> reporter: it is used for military training as well as storage and disposal of ammunition. >>> as we mentioned today marks the ten year anniversary of the u.s. led invasion in iraq. march 19, 2003 the first bomb. 53% of americans say the war was a mistake. over the past decade the price tag just over $2 trillion. 4,500 americans lost their lives
, senator harry reid use the hawthorne training accident to talk about sequestration on military readiness. >> it's just not appropriate, mr. president, that our military can't train and do the maintenance necessary. the men and women, our marines were trained in hawthorne. the sequester will cut it back. i just hope everyone understands. sacrifices made by the military. they are significant. >> marine official responded, "i don't know how anyone could link this accident to budget cuts. budget cuts would never cause marines to operate in unsafe conditions." reid communication director added the clarification, "the idea that senator reid thinks the hawthorne tragedy has anything to do with the sequester is absurd and unsubstantiateed by the remarks on the topic." the cause of the explosion is still under investigation. but the marine officials confirm that a 670-mim meter mortar round exploded prematurely inside the tube in a live fire exercise at awe thorn imminution depot -- ammunition depot. seven were killed, five immediately. the other two en route to hospital. they were flown to reno.
-- >> you know, harry reid a accused the sequester of killing the eight marines. this terrible the exercise, reid of all people should want to save money in the pentagon in order to put more money back in training which i may add that the marine corp denied, but the point is, you are up his alley, why is he not behind you on this? >> i agree, if we cannot cut something like that, how do we address the $17 trillion in debt. this is why the american people get so frustrated with washington, we continue to spend their taxpayer dollars on, we have spent $3 billion on this program, we will never gaet result that the troops can use and members of both parties said it's wasteful, it would have passed if i could have gotten a vote for it. >> i have a bit of time. is it possible? i know the obama charm offensive, i hope you are too. >> if we are not talking to each other, we will never do anything. >> senator, i'm interested in balancing the budget and in pro growth, corporate and business tax reform, can you tell me that that is going to be part of it? not just root canal without noracain, yes or n
of day. today democrats dropped a key provision from their gun bill the assault weapons ban because harry reid said it didn't have the votes to pass. senator dianne feinstein who introduced the ban said it this way. i cannot fight the nra. the nra spends unlimited sums backed by the gun manufacturer who are craven in my view. i don't know what we can done other than drafting a bill. in asking for support and enabling something to pass in the senate now i could put a hold on the whole package but i'm not going to do that. so instead the rest of the gun safety bill will go forward without the assault weapons ban. of course there is a possibility it could be attached to a later bill but certainly there is not a guarantee. gun safety is fast becoming a low priority in washington. and another is immigration. john boehner praised the bipartisan house group working on immigration legislation. >> there are a lot of issues in here that have to be dealt with and i think what this bipartisan group came up with is frankly a pretty responsible solution. >> michael: sounds like progress but of course t
a spending problem for the president to say there is really no great urgency to balancing the budget or harry reid saying there is no rush too deal with entitlements this year. but for house democrat to double down on spending stupid by pushing more stupid spending, well, you got to wonder. but this is true, they want more stimulus about $200 million more, who can blame them, clearly none of their leaders are trying to stop them or remotely discourage them. and members of pear are not block -- of their party are not exactly blocking them. i don't think their intention was to encourage this. they run for a immediate nicotine spending rush any time they can get it, they d got it,n them for pushing it, it on us if we allow it david walker said stimulus is not the solution, he is so sick of watching washington dance around this issue. he alone withlice rivlin, head vice chair making this video to sort of get the message to young and older americans alike, the can kicks back. but you know we're just, still kicking the can, what is going on. >> it would be nice if we had a presidential budget, the
ago they try to deal with the fiscal situation in this country. harry reid spoke moments ago. let's take a look at what he had to say. >> as things now stand we are in the midst as i indicated of a filibuster to even try to get on the bill. if we get on the bill tomorrow morning and there are 30 hours waiting around staring at each other, and i just alert everyone, we have our easter recess coming a week from friday, and we are not going to be able to do that. martha: gosh, right, listen to that. do they ever get anything done, they've been waiting for this budget from the senate for how many years and now we are being told they'll just be staring at each other for 30 hours, says harry reid. we'll keep an eye on it. that is the doings on capitol hill. bill: house republicans unveiling their plan. congressman paul ryan argues his idea will balance the budget and pay down our debt without raising taxes. his plan would balance the budget he says within ten years, by 2023 cutting spending by $4.6 trillion with no tax increase. the plan would also p repeal obama care. that is the law r
to organize 309 million of us into one efficient unit. >> i speak for many when i say thank god for harry reid stopped bush's plan to privatize social security. so you wanted to turn her grandmother's retirement to lehman brothers, bear stearns? int is the people who were charge. social security has been around for 75 years and has never missed a check. thank god for social security. as for "obamacare," call your mother, father, ask them if like being on medicare. they love it. yes. and yet medicare only has 5000 employees. private insurance has hundreds of thousands of employees. inernment, more efficient health insurance. more effective, lower overhead, better outcomes, lower prices. the only change i want to make is change the eligibility age to birth. let's all get on medicare, then we will have a real system. >> i will not answer that, but i would love to all on. have you been to the dmv lately? yes. house of service. >> when secretary of state hillary clinton appeared for the senate hearing on benghazi, here is what she said about the cause of the riot -- [video clip] >> what difference
this year. but we sit here and let the clock tick. one thing i can tell -- i know my good friend harry reid -- ware noweare not going to i cane budget can can down the road foo weeks. we will be here, whether it has to be saturday night, sunday, monday, and tuesday. we will be here. there's 50 hours fl w. we will have a nice, full, open debate. and then do our votes. it's a logical request. i don't think there's any good argument against it. i haven't thought of one yet. and i would urge my colleagues on the other side of the aisle, we would say, mr. leader, mr. republican leader, mr. republicans, let us debate that budget. tear down the wall of not debating. and let us show our budget, you show yours, and let the american people decide. i yield the floor. mrs. boxer: madam president? the presiding officer: the senator from california. mrs. boxer: madam president, i want to add my words to those eloquently spoken by our budget committee chairman, patty murray, and one of our leaders here, the able senator from new york, senator schumer. we are waiting for hours and hours. i can only imagine
an assault weapons ban, democratic lawmakers can't get it done. senate majority leader harry reid now says such a ban has zero chance of passing. here's michael moore on "piers morgan live. ". >> this attitude of, well, we're not going to be able to -- this is why our side -- we have these we weinies on our side. this is what i actually admire about republicans. they have got the courage of their convictions. >> the nra's message does seem to be resonating, while a majority of americans are in favor of an assault weapons ban, polls also show support for gun control measures are fading. also are fading memories of newtown. we know dozens of children were murdered there, but moore suggests the horror of that day has now faded. he has an idea, though. if they wish, moore wants parents to release pictures of their children after they had been slaughtered by the gunman. >> in my blog i talked about a young man by the name of emmitt till, 1955, a young black kid that was murdered down south simply because he was black. and his mother insisted that there bow an open coffin because she wanted phot
ontario leader harry reid offered a preview this morning. >> the democrat plan will cut wasteful spending and close tax loopholes that benefit the rich and invest what the economy needs to go really hard, to continue to build, to grow. it will increase a strong middle class. >> reporter: democratic aides said the plan would cut deficits by about 1.8 trillion dollars over ten years. half through tax revenues and half from spending cuts. but senate republican leader mitch mcconnell said he has low expectations. >> call me a skeptic but there's little chance the budget my senate democratic friends put forward will balance today, ten years from today or ever. i doubt it will contain much in the way of spending reform either. >> reporter: amid the back-and-forth, president obama began a series of four trips to capitol hill this week starting today with a meeting with senate democrats. he came and went without comment, but he'll be back tomorrow to meet with house republicans on thursday he confers with senate republica and house democrats. >> brown: we explore further the politics and the poli
universal background checks. harry reid is going to have to cobble together something. something meaningful that he can pass and move on to this house so we can get some bills signed. i really doubt the bill in its pure form as dianne feinstein has proposed it will see the light of day. >> right. all the so-called wise men and women of washington say senator feinstein's bill, as you say, has no chance of passing the full senate, but every day you and i see the incredible toll that this is taking. just this week, we saw the death of a 6-year-old little -- 6-month-old little baby girl called jonalah watkins of chicago. she was shot five times while her father was changing her diaper in the front seat of the minivan. the father was also shot. incredible, the mother had been shot, herself, once, while she was pregnant. what are we supposed to do about this? are we supposed to just walk away from some kind of meaningful legislation, when babies as young as 6 months old are murdered while their diapers are being changed? >> you know, martin, this is probably the most unspeakable tragedy we can th
contacted the senator, but if he truly is under a grand jury investigation, one has to wonder how long harry reid can allow him to stay even if it's temporarily whether he's going to have to end up stepping down temporarily as chairman of foreign relations committee. >>> if the first day of cpac was a look at the republican party's pu future, day two is a look back at the past. dominica nontenara has been sho soaking it all in. i know a lot weird hash going on with donald trump and an alleged press conference, but let me ask you, this is your fourth or fifth different cpac you've covered. describe the atmosphere this year compared to previous years. >> reporter: yeah, i think this is my fifth time i've been to one of these and, you know, it's just a lot different than it had been in previous years. most years it's a pep rally of sorts. people are really fired up for the folks that will be at this event. this time around, you know, it's not quite the same level of oomph, i guess you could say. it's just the energy is not quite there. but it could be because of how much bigger this place is th
trafficking and school security. but their fate now lies in the hands of senate majority leader, harry reid, given the obstructionism and bitter partisanship in congress, the future for comprehensive gun safety is uncertain at best. kerry, experts on all things washington. not that our whole panel isn't. but you know, the senate democrats are going to be the ones to look to as far as all of this. we know that there are several nra a-rated democrats a few of whom are up for re-election. max baucus, kay hagen, tim warner. haas your read on any kind of comprehensive reform laws getting through congress. >> i think the person to watch is joe mansion. in the process of trying to come up with a background check bill that will pass the senate and he has mark kirk, republican, on his side. but the problem with mark kirk is he's affiliated with the nra. >> an a-plus an f, make a c. he's f-rated. >> still not good enough for the red state democrats and the nra. mark baggage told joe mansion accordle to some of my colleagues, i like what you're trying to do, but you have to get a couple of a-rated rep
, several bills to come out of the judicialry committ committee, go to the floor, harry reid said every senator will have to take a vote on every one of those bills. that includes nine democrats from red states or purple states that are up for re-election this cycle. they're going to have to take very tough votes on that. it will be hard for them. if they don't have 60 votes and the democrats have 55 zmors and they lose nine of their own people? where are they going do get those from? the republican side? highly doubtful. to your point, the gop and nra naturally aligned. >> let's talk more about democrats like joe mansion, a great political story about how he could be president obama's best hope for piecing together a deal. how crucial will be it to have individuals like this who can bridge the divide, try to find some measures that can get bipartisan support from both sides of the aisle? >> listen, i think if you see a joe mansion sort of step up to the plate and go and say listen, we're going to do something on trafficking, we're going to do something on background checks. and we're g
, sadly what they've also got is harry reid as the majority leader continuing in the senate. if you look at the nevada race, sharron angle and richard murdoch in indiana and -- i forget her name, the witch in delaware. >> chris: christine o'donnell. >> you can have functional control of the u.s. senate today but for the litmus test that exists today. >> chris: and the republican candidates, who went down in the last election, too. >> but they went down from the standpoint they lost the democrats and mr. murdoch, we are supposed to -- >> richard murdoch, indiana. >> why we don't have the women's vote and we have a candidate suggesting a child born as a result of rape is a gift from god? i am not wondering why we don't have more women voting for republicans. >> chris: let me ask and this is the last thing we'll get into here, karl rove -- who will be a panelist -- called the conservative project to get into the primaries to make sure there are more electable republicans, who can win the primary and the election and, you have your own super-pac to promote electable candidates in republican
leader harry reid. and people from the republican establishment, like senators john mccain and lindsey graham. our are contemptuous of vision, and our vision is distinctly different from today's reality. our country is $17 trillion in debt, and we are headed to bankruptcy. our gross domestic product shrunk, and wall street profits it. seven out of the 10 wealthiest counties in america are right here in boom town d.c. like "the hunger games." corrupted deals are standard operating procedure. yet, in the heartland, and in point is in the double digits. is in doublent digits. when obamacare is fully enacted, a million people will lose their current health insurance. bemillion people will still uninsured. have toily of four will pay $20,000 per year for the cheapest health-care plan. studies show that medicaid surgical patients today are far more likely to die than those that have no insurance at all. ae affordable care act is con. in reality, it is not affordable, callous, and cool. -- cruel. our attributes will be the that died.- patients most of our elected officials do not know how to
, it's something i'm curious about. you know harry reid pretty well. comes from your state. how much longer do you think he's going to stick around as the majority leader in the senate? >> hasn't indicated to me one way or another. my opinion of harry, he's going to stick around as long as the electorate wil keep him there. he already indicated he wants to run in the next election a couple years from now. harry is a fighter. that's just his nature. he enjoys what he's doing. >> could you also quickly weigh in on the fight going on in new jersey? the lawsuit against new jersey trying to legalize sports betting and join nevada in that ranks. what do you think? >> well, of course, we in nevada prefer monopolies when we're the beneficiaries of monopolies. >> we all do. we all do. >> i think the nfl and ncaa would agree with you. >> yes. that's, of course, whbeen one o the limitations we have to experience by having sports betting, mayor sports franchises and ncaa tournaments stay away from us because of sports betting. new jersey would have that if they were successful in obtaining sport
reno. harry reid say there's was a huge explosion. >> we don't know exactly what happened but it was a violent explosion, we know that. my thoughts are with those who are injured and, of course, families of those with lost loved ones. >> want to bring in our pentagon correspondent, barbara starr. tell us, first of all, what do we know about how this even happened? >> reporter: well, suzanne, the military is saying seven marines were killed when a 60 millimeter mortar shell, already in the tube, in the weapon essentially exploded. seven marines killed, a number injured and medevac'd to hospital. likely with serious trauma injuries about the training situation, they would have been standing quite close to the mortar and to the weapon when it exploded. now a major investigation, of course, under way trying to determine what exactly happened and trying to see how they go forward from here. but seven military families, suzanne, getting the worst possible news today. >> such a shame. thank you, barbara. appreciate that. >>> a plan now to commit mass murder on a college campus. p
. instead, it will get a separate vote on its own. but with lower hopes for success. senator harry reid says he made the move to avoid republican obstruction. >> i want people to have the ability to vote on assault weapons, mental health, safety in schools, federal trafficking, clips, everything. but i cannot do that until i get a bill on the floor. i want something that will succeed. >> something that will succeed. the rest of the country wants that, too. in fact, a majority of americans, 57%, support an assault weapons ban. but apparently some in washington think that's not good enough. nearly 2,800 people have been shot and killed since the newtown tragedy. 2,800 reasons for our elected officials in washington to show some political courage. the time is now. americans want to move forward. lawmakers in both parties should move forward with the rest of the country. joining me now are mia malika-henderson and margie omar ra. thank you for your time. >> malika, what's behind this on assault weapons? why did it happen? i'm not sure i agree with this. >> yeah. i think you heard senator reid sa
? >> yeah, and i think the defeatest reaction to harry reid's move yesterday on saying that the assault weapons would be an amendment rather than part of the base package is wrong for a couple of reasons. one is we will get a skroet on assault weapons as an amendment. secondly, it's important to keep in mind the long view here. we're at the beginning of a process, not the end of the process. we are seeing, as david pointed out, not just in colorado but elsewhere, change in public opinion here. public opinion has clearly shifted on the side of sensible gun regulations along the lines we've been talking about, feinstein's proposal and others. what david is pointing out, what you are seeing is similar to the anti-tobacco debate and apartheid debate where congress and washington were the lagging indicators of public opinion so you saw a lot of action happening in the states. colorado is not just the only place, a number of there states are thinking object taking action. it's a much, much better indicator of how quickly public opinion is shifting on something. i think you will see movement i
was getting dropped why a larger safety pageage because the votes weren't therement so senator harry reid it's about the math. >> right now her amendment has less than 40 votes. that's not of 0. >> now looking at the latest polling this is something that the majority of americans really want. 57% of americans say they want to bring the assault weapons ban back. but that majority is not being heard in the halls of the united states congress. reid couldn't get behind an assault weapons ban. he couldn't even get democrats as the new yorker put it. the scale of the defeat suffered by the ban's supporters is shocking. this wasn't a close call. this was a body blow. senator feinstein vows to keep fighting. >> this is very important to me. and i'm not going to lay down and play dead. i think the american people are said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it's aimed to protect children. to protect schools and malls. not to give me a vote on this would be a major betrayal of trust. >> to that last point, reid told feinstein the bill could be offered as an amendmen
leader harry reid acknowledged one bill-- an assault weapons ban crafted by california's dianne feinstein-- did not have enough support to move forward. >> but right now her amendment, using the most optimistic numbers, has less than 40 votes. i-- that's not 60. >> woodruff: a disappointed feinstein later said on cnn that she will not play dead on the issue, adding reid assured her she will have a chance to offer the ban as an amendment to a larger bill. >> if it's an amendment, that is not a symbolic vote. i did the bill in 1994 on the floor as an amendment. it enacted a law. it went on to the house. it was enacted. what senator reid told me is that i would have an opportunity for a vote. i take him at his word. >> woodruff: for now, reid and senate democrats are trying to find a way to get other measures passed. that includes an expansion of background checks, new penalties for gun trafficking and for so- called straw purchases-- when other individuals buy guns for those who aren't authorized to own them. reid is aiming for votes sometime after the easter recess. but there's still litt
? especially when so many, harry reid included, say we don't have a spending problem. how do you argue? sort of like the alcoholic who doesn't admit he's an alcoholic. you're an alcoholic. >> how can we not have a spending problem? neil: i know. by saying we don't, we acknowledge the severity of it, and at the least, you don't do anything about it p on the phone: -- it. >> neil, we have politicians today, that in my opinion, they have to find a way to stop pointing fingers and find solutions. neil: what do republicans do because, denny, they have not been better when boehner says there's not an immediate debt crisis. when you have a trillion dollars more going out than coming in, when you pile up $3 billion in debt every day, that's a crisis. >> what i think is any ceo who got up in a quarterly report and showed the financials that this country is showing wouldn't last one more week. they'd be gone. neil: well, here we reward that behavior. >> exactly right. neil: and back with scott browne, they win the pr war saying it's the damn republicans bumming us out and obstructing us and left to ou
and it will probably be defeated. feinstein told politico to ask harry reid why the decision was made. >>> tomorrow colorado's governor is expected to sign tough new gun legislation, including expanded background checks and limits on ammunition clips. meantime, on the immigration front, republican senator rand paul is endorsing a path to citizenship. in a speech this morning he said, quote, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. >>> the producers of the mini series "the bible" are pushing back after countless comparisons are being made between the actor who plays satan in that mini series and president obama. producer mark brunette calls it utter nonsense and says the actor who plays satan played similar characters years before the president was elected. >>> hollywood is coming to the hill. well, harrison ford at least. the actor and pilot will speak at the house general aviation caucus to bring attention to aviation issues. >>> if you read only one thing this morning, speaking of aviation since i'm just back from rome and acutely sensitive to jet lag and the be
that gives funding for school security. do you think harry reid made a good move? >> well, it's disappointing. but he's done the calculus and knows that an assault weapon bill will not pass the senate. sadly, i think he also knows that even in the democratically controlled senate, a background check for criminals, a universal background check for all of gun sales, including for criminals will not pass the senate. and it was certainly not going to pass the house. so that's what we're up against. and just so everyone is clear about this, you know, i'm a law-abiding gun owner. i own firearms, i go to a gun store where they run a background check. but it's perfectly legal in 33 states to buy guns from private dealers without a background check. so law-abiding gun owners go to gun stores, criminals go to private gun dealers legally and buy 1,000 weapons a day. it's amazing to me that our members of congress cannot find their backbone enough to require a criminal background check for criminals. >> well, senator feinstein and obviously the assault weapons ban was really what she was pushing hardest.
depots in western nevada monday night. >>> senate majority leader harry reid is removing a proposed assault ban rifle -- assault rifle ban from new gun legislation that he will send to the full senate for consideration. reid says keeping the assault weapons ban would have guaranteed a republican filibuster to block the measure. >> i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. i think the worst of all worlds may be to bring something to the floor and it dies there. >> reid says that senator dianne feinstein could introduce her proposed ban on assault weapons as an amendment to new gun legislation in order to at least get a vote on that. >>> and new shocking sex and drug allegations against the man who used to be the voice of elmo. the 24-year-old is suing kevin clash alleging he smoked crystal meth while engaging in sexual activity with stephens. the lawsuit alleges he also gave sheldon poppers as a sexual aid. that generally refers to capsule that's give users a rush when broken and inhaled. his attorney calls the suit mer
: okay. >> caller: you just talked about harry reid agreeing to reform filibustering, and i'm wondering how harry reid feeling about that handshake that he gave him over that. >> stephanie: yeah. yeah. >> caller: but what i really called about is can you and all of the other people that do what you do stop talking about these republican crises and start getting into people's heads that if we don't attack these republicans for not doing it -- it is them shutting up that would stop these crazies. >> stephanie: all right. we just mentioned it. there you go. with a bell. >> yes. [ bell chimes ] [ applause ] >> stephanie: and mitch mcconnell is a bag of pus. okay. jim in chicago. hello, jim. >> caller: yeah hi stephanie. love your show. you guys crack me up. >> stephanie: thank you. >> caller: for sure. the democrats have to get with it and create a policy that's going to take -- bring the voters to the polls because the republicans answer is tax breaks. i.e. -- it has all been we're going to cut your taxes, where the democrats have to come one up on that so they can get t
on zero solutions is not the way to get there. >> very quickly, harry reid is endorsed by the nra, wayne lapierre campaigned on behalf of harry reid. it's an organization for second amendment advocates. and you can find them, actually, on the other side of the aisle with very explicit nra support. again, we need to get away -- >> and the majority of nra members also support sensible gun legislation. >> it certainly sparks enthusiastic conversation on both sides. maria and amy, thanks again, great to talk to you again both always. >>> i do want to share a light moment from cpac's first day, it was back and forth. the issue of hillary clinton came up and begala, friend of the clintons was asked if she was going to run in 2016. listen to the response. >> i have no idea if she will. i think she's actually going to first, like live a life, write her book, reacquaint herself with the real world having been traveling the world, but i think this is really -- no, not get a facelift, she's not a republican society lady, she's a real woman. >> oh, that apparently did not end the clinton attacks. ye
investigation now. moments ago the senator from nevada, majority leader harry reid, tald about the explosion on the senate floor. >> my thoughts are with those who are injured and, of course, the families of those who lost loved ones. and marines all over the world are now focusing on the loss of their fellow marines. they're grieving this loss. jon: we will have much more on this developing story with a live report from the pentagon later on "happening now." ♪ jon: brand new developments on immigration reform as a rising republican star outlines a new plan. good morning, i'm jon scott. jenna: hi, everybody, i'm jenna lee. senator rand paul making some headlines today, now supporting a pathway to citizenship for the nation's estimated 31 million illegals -- 11 million illegals. it's a significant policy move, but the possible 2016 white house candidate also makes it clear that his plan does come with conditions. >> if you wish to work, if you wish to live and work in america, then we will find a place for you. in order to bring conservatives to this cause, however, those who work for refor
reality, and pulling the assault weapons ban from gun control legislation. majority leader harry reid says there aren't enough votes to overcome gop opposition. he says separating the ban from measures increases the chances of passage. the assault weapons ban appeared to gain momentum after the massacre in newtown, connecticut, in november. >>> president obama heading to the mideast in israel. the first time he visited the jewish state as president. abc's tahman bradley looks at the issues. >> reporter: president obama embarked on a trip to the middle east with the goal of winning the hearts and minds of the israeli people, mr. obama's first visit to israel as president. he will make several symbolic stops including laying a wreath at the founder of modern zionism. the centerpiece of the visit is delivering a speech to an audience of mostly college students. >> the president will visit israel with a message about the enduring relationship between the united states and israel about the unshakeable commitment the united states has to israel's security. >> report
after senate majority leader harry reid removed a proposed ban on assault weapons. reid said keeping it would guarantee a republican filibuster. >> i'm not going to try to put something on the floor that won't succeed. i want something that will succeed. i think the worst of all worlds would be to bring something to the floor and it dies there. >> you have to take a look at the cover of the "new york daily news." christine saw this immediately. it says "shame on us." >> surrounding the headlines are the pictures of the children killed december 14th in newtown, connecticut. every single one of their little faces. when you look at the "new york post" similarly it says "senate caves, nra wins." obviously politically in washington it said it would have had a republican filibuster if they kept that provision in. but a lot of people who are advocates that maybe something is different, something changed on december 14th in america, look at washington and don't think so anymore. >> christine covers congress. it shouldn't be a surprise that this didn't get to the floor? >> exact low. this pla
control advocates, as senate majority leader and harry reid says the ban on assault weapons will not be part of the gun control package he is really to the senate floor for debate. he says there's is not enough support. california senator dianne feinstein who wrote the bill, says she's been promised about implants introduce the assault weapons portion of the bill as an amendment. >> this is important me, i will not laid out and play dead. i think the american people have said in every single public poll that they support this kind of legislation. it is and to protect children, schools, and malls. it is aimed to dry up the supply. >> that are the measure is in limbo and it is likely that the senate will vote on three other measure. a ban on all high-capacity ammo clips, a call for universal background checks and sent the for penalties for gun travel trafficking. >> california lawmakers are pushing for harsher punishments for people convicted of making false police reports. these calls are also known as wadding. the term is used to describe a situation where police or other fi
yesterday with the new york times. all eyes on the senate and harry reid. that's the story this morning from roll call. with the senate judiciary committee now completing its work on a for your gun meters, the majority leader must now determine his strategy for how the chamber will move forward to in response to last year's school shooting. every week yesterday told reporters that he conferred with the chairman of the senate judiciary committee and he said "the and i will sit down to find out what has been reported out of the committee and what we need to do to put together as a base bill to start legislating on the senate floor." details available on roll call. callsl take your phone and you can share your thoughts on our facebook page and you can send us a tweet. bill is joining us from rhode island, independent line. good morning. are you with us? george in florida, republican, good morning. i don't think any campaign should be budgeted. the country, a good majority have already chosen to vote for a welfare check. the democrats and socialists have bought these people's votes. romney had t
of the troops killed or injured were based out of camp lieu jean -- camp -- camp leujene. harry reid spoke about the tragedy. >> marines all over the world are focusing on the loss of their fellow marines. they are grieving this loss. details are emerging. we don't really know. the area's been blocked off. >> the nevada facility stores ammunition. the desert terrain is said to be similar to that of afghanistan. the official said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside the firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. we heard that it was kite a substantial explosion. we understand that marine corps official not authorized to speak on camera but giving that reporter that information. so more developing news. we'll continue to find out more about what happened and report it to you as soon as we can. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a car fire about 4:00 this morning, almost spread to the oakland raiders' headquarters in alameda. firefighters rushed to this fire at harbor bay parkway and found the car engulfed in flames in a parking lot in the back
that the gun control legislation will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he opened fire on monday's incident after the suspect drove his car toward him. >>> 7:47. now we're finding out more about a deadly officer-involved shooting friday night in napa. authorities say the man who was
will not include an assault ban. harry reid says this will not be part of the legislation they will debate because it doesn't have the votes to pass. senator feinstein says the issue of gun control is a personal one for her. as you know, she became mayor of san francisco after george motts coney and marvy milk were assassinated -- harvey milk were assassinated. >>> we're learning more about a deadly officer-involved shooting in san jose. ktvu hasern laked the suspect who died monday was under -- last thereined that the suspect who died on monday was under surveillance regarding a homicide. police opened fire after he tried to ram a police vehicle. >>> we're learning the san jose police officer who opened fire was involved in a another sooting last -- shooting last fall. the "chronicle" reports that he was involved in other crimes. authorities say he opened fire on monday's incident after the suspect drove his car toward him. >>> 7:47. now we're finding out more about a deadly officer-involved shooting friday night in napa. authorities say the man who was
killed or injured were based out of camp lieu jean -- camp -- camp leujene. harry reid spoke about the tragedy. >> marines all over the world are focusing on the loss of their fellow marines. they are grieving this loss. details are emerging. we don't really know. the area's been blocked off. >> the nevada facility stores ammunition. the desert terrain is said to be similar to that of afghanistan. the official said it was not immediately clear whether the mortar exploded prematurely inside the firing tube or whether more than a single round exploded. we heard that it was kite a substantial explosion. we understand that marine corps official not authorized to speak on camera but giving that reporter that information. so more developing news. we'll continue to find out more about what happened and report it to you as soon as we can. pam cook, ktvu channel 2 news. >>> a car fire about 4:00 this morning, almost spread to the oakland raiders' headquarters in alameda. firefighters rushed to this fire at harbor bay parkway and found the car engulfed in
when i say thank god for harry reid stopped busch's plan to privatize social security. so you wanted to turn her grandmother postretirement to lehman brothers, bear stearns? that is the people who were in charge. social security has been around for 75 years and has never missed a check. thank god for social security. as for -- as for "obamacare," call your mother, father, ask them if they like being on medicare. they love it. yes. and yet medicare only has 5000 employees. private insurance has hundreds of thousands of employees. government, more efficient and health insurance. more effective, lower overhead, better outcomes, lower prices. the only change i want to make is the eligibility age to birth. let's all get on medicare then we will have a real system. >> i will not answer that, but i would love to all on. have you been to the dmv lately? yes. house of service. >> when secretary of state hillard erie @ clinton appeared for the senate hearing on and got as they come here is what she said about the cause of the riot -- here is what she said. [video clip] >> what difference at th
is adopted. >> in a few moments, budget chair are presented of paul ryan. in 30 minutes, senator harry reid. the senate intelligence committee and the heads of the cia and fbi about global threats to the u.s. the house republicans 2014 budget plan would balance the federal budget in 10 years. among other things, reforming the tax code and medicare and repealing the president's healthcare law. paul ryan spoke with reporters in the capital for half an hour. >> good morning, everyone. what we have here is the house budget committee republican majority. putting out yet again a budget that it just is america's needs, a budget that balances. it is a responsible, balanced budget. we owe the american people a balanced budget. or the third straight year, we have a limited. we have balance a budget in just 10 years. this is a plan to balance the budget in 10 years. the house budget committee has spent the last several weeks working together with each other just like families and businesses do around the country. we have been assembling a budget so that we can make sure our country can live within its
lack of majority in the senate which is led by the philosopher harry reid. but they maintained by a large strengthen the house of representatives, losing only about eight seats. and a position of state legislatures were very strong. that position that they built up in 2010, they lost legislatures in maine and minnesota, but by and large can't legislatures that they one in 2010, and had the kind of advantage that they haven't had in state legislatures since the 1920s. so we are 25 states that have governors in both houses of legislature, controlled by republicans. they are not just small states. and 53% of the nation's population versus -- i believe it is 13 states with democratic governors or legislatures, 21% of the nation's population. so let me just leave you with a final number out of the exit poll. the electorate that reelected obama when asked whether government should do more to solve problems or whether government is doing to me things better left to businesses and individuals, 52% government is doing too many things. 43% government should do more. .. [applause] him >>
. yesterday, senator majority leader harry reid had a debate on the floor and it is limited on this c.r. if the full 06 hours are taken up we'll see a vote on thursday. senate democrats want to move to their budget. the first senate budget on the oor in four years offered by patti murray and that budget is open to unlimited amendments, basically. once they start on that there could be 100 or more amendments and now they are talking about weekend votes. ut harry reid has not left for easter or passover recess before completing that. basically, the 60 hows of post closure debate time could be mited if they can get an unanimous consent but the senator from kansas blocked it because he wants an amendment on the federal aviation administration budget to allow them to have more money to stop the furloughs of the air traffic controllers. this has hit his state really heard and they are not giving him that vote so far. it is a slippery slope idea. they give him his vote they would have a flood gate opened. at one point there is 90 amendments to the c.r. and they are trying to avoid the situat
leader harry reid says the provision was dropped because he feared republican opposition would block passage of any bill at all. >>> convicted teen killer t.j. lane will spend the rest of his life behind bars without parole. the 18-year-old was sentenced on tuesday to three life sentences for the shooting deaths of three students at an ohio school cafeteria. lane wore a t-shirt with the word "killer" written on it, cursed the courtroom and gestured obscenely. >>> let's head to wall street, cnbc's jackie deangelis has the latest. good morning, jackie. >> good morning, natalie. investors closely watching the situation in cyprus after lawmakers there rejected a controversial bailout proposal that would have taxed regular savings accounts. the concern is that the debt crisis in the eurozone is back on the table and that could weigh on stocks. later today the nation's top money man, fed chairman ben bernanke, he will answer questions on the economy but what investors really want to know if he's going to continue with economic stimulus. natalie? >> jackie deangelis at the new york stock ex
allowing debates on the amendments. majority leader harry reid has filed cloture on the measure. this means a procedural vote eating 60 of us will take place on thursday. harris senator coburn and mccain on the floor. we will also hear from senator reid. >> we got this bill last night at 9:00. it is a 500 page bill and has multiple levels of operation senate that we found so far, on an appropriation bill. it has what i would consider and we have been completely through it, some things totally counterintuitive to where we find ourselves in terms of spending money. before i could grant unanimous consent, and as soon as we get through the billing plan on grant teamed unanimous consent. we just are the majority leader so you can understand if somebody wants to read this bill. talks are in excess of the trillion dollars. one of the reasons for your $17 trillion in debt is people don't read the bill. i also want to say to my friend from alabama, i have greatest praise for you. you know some of the harpers i have, but unit that was coming from the house. do not allow us a time to assess what you a
an hour. harry reid gave him an opportunity to leave at the appointed hour. he stayed another half an hour after that. so he clearly wanted to get engaged. he was very complementary of the ability to start moving legislation on gun safety on dealing with immigration reform eight senators are working on and that we enacted the vial lens against women act. he did point out that we have made some progress and progress is being made on our agenda and probably prior to issues but i think most of the discussion was around the budget problems and the fact that we are in sequestration i think we would rather see a more balanced way of dealing with the budget problems >> bill: we saw the paul ryan bucket which is a copy of what he has done in the past i am sure it will be dead on arrival. today, senate patty mer reis release the senate version of the budget. what can you tell us about it, senator? how does it differ from the ryan budget? >> the ryan budget is a lot of smoke and mirrors. he claims they are going to get certain reductions in spending but doesn't g
leader harry reid. listen up. >> now i, just alert everyone, we have, easter recess coming a week from friday and we're not going to be able to do that. a budget has a locked in amount of time, 50 hours. plus the votathon. so everyone should be prepared to change their plans first few days. we hope it is the first few days of easter recess. we're not even on this bill. and that is such a sad thing. >> reporter: here's look at some of the pork coburn and mccain found in the bill. it provides $65 million for pacific coast salmon restoration for states including nevada. nevada salmon. it directs the department of defense to overpay on contracts by an additional 5% to contractors who are native hawaiian owned companies. it provides $154 million for military alternative energy research initiatives. the most notorious example which was paying $26 per gallon for 450,000 gallons of alternative fuel. despite all the wasteful spending senators coburn and mccain took to the senate floor this morning to assure majority leader reid they would not filibuster the bill. here is senator coburn. >> ther
year. senator harry reid, the democratic majority leader, has come to the floor expressing some frustration. he wanted to move on this continuing resolution this week, as early as yesterday, giving members an opportunity to offer amendments. several members stepped forward and were prepared to do so, but they were stopped. there was a hold. and now, as i understand from the senator from oklahoma, and i believe my friend from arizona may echo his remarks, they're prepared to not stand in the way of any amendments, if members wish to offer, they can, and i hope they will. let me say a few words -- mr. mccain: since my friend is on that subject, could i -- mr. durbin: i ask permission to engage in dialogue with my friend, the senator from arizona. the presiding officer: without objection. mr. mccain: you'd say to my friend from illinois, there is no further objection. the senator from oklahoma and i have reviewed the bill and we discussed yesterday about its length and our obligations to -- i promise my friend from illinois, i won't rehash that discussion we had. but we have no obj
: they're kind of laughing at the budget. it is pile on the budget munster day. senator harry reid. >> he has held out to be this guy who understands things so well. what he understands is nothing. >> stephanie: representative chris van hollen. >> it is a question of whether you take a balanced approach which is what we proposed or you take this lopsided uncompromising approach which is what we're seeing in the house republican budget. >> stephanie: richard in chicago. you're on "the stephanie miller show." hi richard. >> caller: hello. i voted for jan schakowsky, too. >> stephanie: yea. >> caller: the stuff about guns in schools and they haven't proposed arming the kindergarteners yet. >> stephanie: they will. >> caller: surprised they've overlooked it. you can't walk into the nra headquarters with a gun i'll bet ya. you can't go into courts or congress. it is okay for the common people to have all of the guns running. you can't walk into a gunshop with a gun. >> stephanie: yeah. >> caller: because they think you're robbing them. some, you can't have more than one bullet in a gun. what a
-span. the session is expected to continue late into the night. senate majority leader harry reid came to the floor to discuss that house republican plan. here's a look. >> mr. president, yesterday americans got their first look at this year's republican budget. turns out looks like last year's ryan republican budget and it wasn't the only one. i was not the only one that said, gee whiz, not again? here's the headline from "bloomberg news". quote, ryan budget replays republican hits, quote clothe. one "washington post" reporter compared the release of the not so new and certainly not improved ryan republican budget to the movie groundhog day where bill murray relives his least favorite holiday over and over and over. remember this is the third ryan republican budget. this is what "washington post" also wrote, quote. the unrepentant reprisal of the same fiscal vision that was decisively repute aided last fall is bound to attract notice, close quote. indeed this is the same budget plan we saw from congressman ryan last year and the year before that. even the name is the same. if anything, this new ve
. harry reid says he hopes they can be finished tomorrow. and now to live coverage of the u.s. senate here on c-span2. the presiding officer: the our father in heaven, thank you for this opportunity to commune with you. inspire our lawmakers to daily create time when they can meet with you. lord, keep them from becoming discouraged by the difficulty of achieving their goals, knowing that you monitor their efforts and will reward their faithfulness. help us all to pause and be grateful for all the blessings we receive from you each day. may we never take for granted the blessings of life, salvation, sunshine, flowers, and countless other gifts from you. alarm us with disappointment in our souls in what we plan is less than your best. and lord, we ask you to bless francis, the new pontiff of the roman catholic church. we pray in your merciful name. amen. the presiding officer: please join me in reciting the pledge of allegiance to our flag. i pledge allegiance to the flag of the united states of america and to the republic for which it stands, one nation under god, indivisible, with libert
. >> as we wait, the majority harry reid has announced the one not be any works on the senate tonight. the cr -- [indiscernible] >> today, the associated press wrote the president met separately with democrats to lock in $85 billion in spending cuts and avoid government shut down on march 27. the two parties a best budget in both houses. the story refer to the democrats' spending bill that the senate budget committee has the working on and a republican bill approved by the house budget committee last night. it is scheduled for the house floor next week. >> if we can take a seat, we need to find out where we are in terms of members. who are witnessing? senator sanders, how long? what's a few minutes? a peso i think we can begin. -- ok, so i think we can begin. are we missing any senators on your side? we are going to get started. before we begin voting, i need to address senator wicker, the proposed point of order that would prohibit unfunded mandates. when i opened today i informed members that consistent with past practice, my counsel has been reviewing all proposed amendments that does a co
in the senating didn't have the stones for it. harry reid is going to let the assaults weapon ban die because he doesn't want to lose his seat. it's really sad. what is the tipping point going to be? what is it going to take for people to wise up, and look at crime rates in other countries that have sensible gun control. and i had this talk with michael moore, and he wrote about an op-ed about it last week, that it would take releasing photos of the victims. because americans watch too much tv. we have a shock level of about five weeks and then we move on. >> stephanie: you know what the real evil is chris? >> facebook. >> stephanie: actually i think it's twitter. photo of man watching porn at work goes viral. within hours it had been retweeted over 2500 times. he has a big windows -- >> yeah and a big computer monitor too. >> stephanie: student who bad-mouth teacher on twitter found out that teachers use twitter too. i hate you mr. terrence you said the test was on tuesday not wednesday. the test was scheduled for tuesday. the kid didn't pay at attention. and another rea
. the senators running in 2014, mary landrieu, mark begich of alaska, they might get a pass from harry reid. >> that is right. they control a couple of things, but we know that republicans are struggling with the same issue. the president is trying to give someone public and senators to work in a bipartisan way. but there's a lot of consternation in the house about house republicans. going after conservatives who look at tax increases as part of a deal. there is pressure from the left and right not to accept the deal. >> there was an editorial cartoon about someone reading the romney and ryan budget blueprint. and if it was the 2013 ryan budget. but essentially not a big difference between last year and this year. >> the biggest isn't spending. the romney and ryan ticket win after increased defense spending from we are now. it is about $100 billion more than what paul ryan proposed a few days ago. so that is a big difference. it made it easier for him to balance the budget by having lower levels of defense spending. would've been almost impossible to balance the budget over 10 years. >> wha
, and not considering they would be a democrat and working with harry reid instead of mitch mcconnell -- >> wait, wait, wait. you forgetting about alvin green. >> oh, yes. [ laughter ] >> there are a lot of people who have forgotten about him. he ran for the state house after that and just got trounced. >> did he really? >> yeah. >> bill: oh, he did. >> despite all of the notoriety and at attention he got facing jim demint that was not one of the most successful political careers. >> bill: lindsey graham has become so far right, you know, you can't get to the right of him anymore, because he is afraid of his own shadow, but has anybody filed against him or is he just making it up? >> no. no. and of course filing won't open until march of next year and nobody has really even emerged, though there are tea party forces and libertarian forces here in the republican party who are small but vocal and pretty organized and they would love to get a credible candidate up against him. in fact they would love to change the rules of the primary so it's done at a convention than a primary itself
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